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April 2019 - Italy

April 2019 - Italy
This month's Wine feature is Italian Wines

Italy Reviews

Tenuta Cucco 2012 Cerrati Vigna Cucco Barolo Riserva DOCG
95 points
$98
A complex and vibrant, highly structured old-school Barolo that is built to last.
Castello di Gabbiano 2013 Bellezza Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
93 points
$39.99
A spot-on Chianti with beautiful fruit and spice with a lovely hint of mint.
93 points $39.99
Pizzolato 2016  Chianti Classico DOCG
92 points
$12.99
Best Buy
A tasty and balanced Chianti with great table-appeal.
92 points $12.99 Best Buy
Aiola 2015  Chianti Classico Riserva
92 points
$18
Best Buy
A chewy, age-worthy Chianti; structured to last so drink 2023-2035.
92 points $18 Best Buy
Ruggeri 2017 Giustino B. Extra Dry Prosecco Superiore DOCG
92 points
$32.99
A delicious and stylish Prosecco with a come hither quality.
92 points $32.99
Cavaliere d’Oro 2017 Rosso Terra Siciliane IGT
91 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A chewy Sicilian red with nice complexity to complement the meal.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Villa Puccini 2015  Toscano IGT
91 points
$14.99
Best Buy
An vivid chocolate cake of a wine best enjoyed with great company and a plate a of salumi; creative oak and international style.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Cancello Rosso 2015  Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
91 points
$30
A restrained, elegant take on Chianti; evolves in the glass.
Collina San Ponzio 2015  Barolo DOCG
91 points
$48
A nicely composed Barolo with appealing fruit and oak in a more international style.
Castello di Gabbiano 2015  Chianti Classico
90 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A lipsmacking Chianti with great food affinity; should fare quite well after a short slumber in the cellar.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Tenuta Cucco 2014 del Comme di Serralunga dAlba Barolo DOCG
90 points
$65
A nice balanced and rewarding Barolo that is drinking beautifully now and will really shine with food.
Tenuta Cucco 2014 Cerrati Barolo DOCG
90 points
$80
A fruit-forward Barolo with great texture and a welcoming style.
Cavaliere d’Oro NV  Prosecco DOC
89 points
$11.99
Best Buy
A rich and fruity, off-dry Prosecco best for an after-dinner cheese course.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Pizzolato 2018  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$11.99
Best Buy
A juicy, fresh and silky pinot grigio that will be fantastic with shellfish.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Cavaliere d’Oro 2016  Toscana IGT
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A nicely nuanced Tuscan blend that will shine at the table; heartily textured for cellar ability.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Pizzolato Fields 2018 Brut Spumante Prosecco
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A dry and palate-opening Prosecco that will make a great aperitivo.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Stella Rosa NV Pearl Lux Sparkling Italy
88 points
$22
A fizzy pleaser in a lighthearted style; pour atop sorbet or enjoy with cheeses.
Villa Poggio Salvi 2014  Brunello di Montalcino
88 points
$44
A chewy Brunello that will play well at the table.
Cantina Colle Moro NV Frizzante Terre di Chieti IGT
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
A dry and zesty sparkler for the table.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Ruggeri NV Argeo Treviso Prosecco di Treviso DOC
87 points
$15.99
A light-hearted and crisp prosecco for anytime sipping.
87 points $15.99
Collina San Ponzio 2017 Bric Dei Pittatori Barbera dAlba DOC
87 points
$21
A jammy Barbera with gobs of berry aromas.
Villadoria 2015  Barbaresco DOCG
87 points
$29.99
A dry Barbaresco that embraces the old-world.
87 points $29.99
Cavaliere d’Oro 2017 Pinot Grigio Valdadige D.O.C.
85 points
$14.99
A silky, easy drinking white for anytime sipping.
85 points $14.99
Papale 2014  Primitivo di Manduria
85 points
$24.99
Confected sweetness and heat liven up the palate.
85 points $24.99
12 e Mezzo 2015  Primitivo del Salento IGP
84 points
$14.99
A fruity, velvety wine with kisses of vanilla and sugar.
84 points $14.99
Cavaliere d’Oro 2016  Chianti Classico
84 points
$14.99
An earthy Chianti to match with creamy pastas.
84 points $14.99
Stella Rosa NV Extra Dry Prosecco Chardonnay
84 points
$18
A super attractive, rich and juicy Prosecco with a boatload of ripe fruit.
Stella Rosa NV Rosé Flavored Wine Italy
83 points
$14
A blush-hued, candied sparkler for hot-weather fun.
Giovina 2017  Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
81 points
$17.99
A meaty-savory wine for stews.
81 points $17.99
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